Cumberland Blues, Cold Rain & Snow, Dire Wolf, Me & My Uncle, Hard To Handle, Dancin' In The Streets, Casey Jones, Mama Tried, Good Lovin'-> Drums-> Good Lovin', High Time, Cryptical Envelopement-> Drums-> The Other One-> Cryptical Envelopement-> Black Peter, Turn On Your Love Light
2/11 A&B is probably the best of the week/month, and the best show of this run is 2/8, but this is still a nice example of the early '70, post-Constanten config. After returning from the busted-in-N'arlans tour, and with TC gone, they played 5 gigs on home turf in just 5 days to recoup past and upcoming losses. They then immediately went to NYC (long regarded as the era's best shows) and Texas, then, same month, played three more shows in San Fran. There is probably a song missing before Cumberland. Less likely, there may have also been an encore. This is one long set (2 hrs), either before or after Taj Mahal (the blues guitarist, not the tomb).
The beginning is cut on an average Cumberland, but they are ready to go by Dire Wolf. Me & My Uncle is nicely acid-drippy - though in part because it's out of tune. The rest is average GOGD until a good High Time. Dancing is cut @1:32 with probably about 5min missing (more if there was a Drum solo, though unlikely). Cryptical is cut @1:03 with about 20sec missing. Drums is long for a Cryptical>TOO but this sequence is excellent - one of the month's best. Unfortunately the recording here is a little bricked. The next night may have the best Black Peter but this one is good. Lovelight has a cut @3:21 of a few minutes or more.
Overall = C / 2¾ stars
The Other One - even in a period of strong TOOs this stands out
SOURCES: Just one. It runs slightly fast.
January 11, 2017 Subject:
Though perhaps a touch rough in spots,
this is still some of the awesomest Dead you'll find. It's a real pity in particular that we don't have all of this Dancing in the Street: incredible jam.
February 6, 2015 Subject:
living the good life
Good tune selection and nice mellow show especially dig the HIGH TIME.
a subtle transition from Cryptical into Black Peter.
April 30, 2014 Subject:
Pigpen numbers make it. Nothing like 2/5, but average in 1970 is good!
February 6, 2010 Subject:
the guy below me
i agree with him, great transitional show, mix of country and some psychy stuff...all real good
February 16, 2009 Subject:
This show is a great exsample of that time period when they transitioned from all out pschedelic craziness into the layed back country hits that have become such a hudge part of the deads setlists threw out there exsistence. On the heals of "Workingmans Dead" these new songs would develop into some of the deads finiest sets.
In the thirty year history of the "Grateful Dead" they played the second highest number of shows in 1970 with 142 shows.
September 7, 2008 Subject:
The Other One
This is a solid show from early 1970, and if you're a big fan of that period, I highly recommend it. The only major cut that I noticed was in 'Dancing in the Street' which hurt alot because they kill that song in 1970 with Jerry's awesome back ups. However, aside from that cut, its a great show with a killer 'The Other One' which bursts out of nowhere.
I would however, recommend the double night stand at the Fillmore East 70-01-02/03 if you're looking for the best of early 70.
October 1, 2006 Subject:
Look forward to something.
Reading an old DDN, the poignancy of revisiting the Dead as something in the present tense contrasts beautifully sadly wistfully with listening through to all these shows as something closed and final, past tense, and between these two activities that ole nostalgia for the MSG run, Autumn, arises, right about now they'd be getting into town, and festivities would break out in full technicolor, ah, the good ole days, but this is what is left, enjoy this, for someday all this too will pass, and in the meantime don't forget that Rat-dog, at least, is coming to town, so let's keep That Merry Spirit alive!
January 10, 2006 Subject:
Thunderous Other One!
This whole show rocks - There are sound issues like cuts and the like but overall Pig and the rest of the crew blow the doors off the Fillmore with this.
August 30, 2005 Subject:
Good high energy show, but at least six misplaced cuts make this an iffy download for the perfectionist. Sound quality is good.2 stars because of the cuts.
Only up to CR&S but what a great sound. Bob's really crisp in the mix and he's playin' great.
Vocals are spot on. Drums sound great. Jerry's
singing his heart out. I can almost see Phil's head bobbin'. Can't wait for Good Lovin'.
You really probably need this one.
March 16, 2005 Subject:
damn fine work
not the best of all shows, but one of them. for its time, the recording is fantastic. and while the show contains nothing extrodinary songwise, its still pretty great. but still, get this show!!! road to discovery...ahhh kerouac
December 16, 2004 Subject:
On The Road
to discovery with the dead
pied pipers at the edge of dawn,
or something like that!
It Rocks like it's meant to
December 15, 2004 Subject:
i found it first!!
sick sound quality--damn damn damn great setlist...vocals are there--everything is balanced!